Category Archives: Church year

Next Monday is St. George’s Day (and Pope Francis’ feast day)

As a result of this being Easter Week, the solemnity of St. George, patron saint of England (and patron of the Anglican Church) is transferred from the usual date of 23rd April to next Monday, 28th April 2014, in the … Continue reading

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Examples of Anglican Patrimony in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Part 14 – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Several Ordinariate groups throughout the UK have held Christmas Festivals of Nine Lessons and Carols or are planning to hold similar festivals for Epiphany. This short video from the BBC explains how this piece of Anglican patrimony had its origins … Continue reading

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Examples of Anglican Patrimony in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Part 13 – Advent Procession in Coventry

On Sunday 8th December the Coventry Ordinariate Group hosted an Advent Procession by candlelight. The service, which draws heavily on the Anglican tradition and is one of the treasures the Ordinariate brings to the Catholic Church, comprises Advent Lessons & … Continue reading

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An interesting suggestion from the Catholic in the Ozarks – an Ordinariate Use app

Our Ordinariate co-blogger from the Ozarks in downstate Missouri, Shane Schaetzel, has made an interesting suggestion for smartphone and tablet fans: … Now, as a member of the U.S. Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, I would like … Continue reading

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Examples of Anglican Patrimony in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Part 6 – The Titular Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham in Bournemouth

(from Mgr. Barnes’ “Ancient Richborough” blog): This weekend the Bournemouth Ordinariate Mission once again celebrated Evensong and Benediction. On previous occasions we have had maybe forty of us in church; this time we were more than double that number, thanks … Continue reading

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12th May 2013 – Seventh Sunday after Easter

On this Sunday between Ascension Day and Pentecost – when it is not celebrated as Ascension Day, which is unfortunately the case in many parts of the world, including (officially) the Ordinariates – the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday is the … Continue reading

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9th May 2013 – Ascension Day

As Mgr. Andrew Burnham has pointed out, it only makes sense for Ascension to be celebrated today, on Thursday, 40 days after Easter, otherwise the novena preparing for Pentecost is not possible. After a time when Jesus Christ repeatedly appeared … Continue reading

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5th May 2013 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

A Sunday Mass in Picardy In the third of our Expat meet-ups, I drove to Picardy in Northern France this weekend to get to know and spend time with “Ordinariate Pilgrim” Scott Anderson at his home-from-home on the banks of … Continue reading

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29th April 2013 – St. Catherine of Siena, Patroness of Europe

Again today we celebrate one of our six European patrons, three men and three women. St. Catherine of Siena was the first woman saint to be declared a Doctor of the Church, she was a strong and charismatic woman whose … Continue reading

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28th April 2013 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

John 13, v. 31 – 33a and 34 – 35 31 When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; 32 if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him … Continue reading

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